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Day: January 29, 2013

U.S. home ownership rate remains low

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. home ownership rate dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, matching the lowest percentage since early 1997, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The home ownership

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Durbin: Hagel has Dems support so far

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) — U.S. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin said Democrats, so far, indicated they wouldn’t oppose ex-Sen. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as defense secretary. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said

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Justice Department Pressed on “Too Big to Jail”

Senators Question Whether “Too Big to Fail” Status of Some Wall Street Megabanks Undermines Government’s Ability to Prosecute Large Financial Institutions, Impose Appropriate Penalties WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

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Hand sanitizers won’t kill norovirus

DOVER, Del., Jan. 28 (UPI) — U.S. health officials say hand sanitizers are not effective against norovirus but they advise washing hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water. The state of

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Bowling scores: Jan. 20 through Jan. 25, 2013

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       1/20/13   Team High Series          Hawkeye Auto Body       1407 Team High Game           Rose Bowl                     508   Individual High Series Male         Greg Loveless    516 Individual High Series

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Man accused of setting parents on fire

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Jan. 28 (UPI) — A 31-year-old Siberian man was accused of killing his parents by setting them on fire after they complained about him being unemployed, investigators said. The attack

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Obama, Clinton have joint interview

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, rivals-cum-allies, say their friendship developed because of some tough decisions that had to be made. “I consider Hillary a

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Obama congratulates Netanyahu

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) — President Obama congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his party’s winning a plurality of seats in the Knesset Monday, the White House said. During his telephone

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